18 Jul Phil Ek Signs With GPS Management
GPS Management is very pleased to announce that record producer, engineer, and mixer Phil Ek has joined the roster. Ek is known for his work with artists including Modest Mouse, Grouplove, Band of Horses, Bear’s Den, Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Built to Spill, J. Roddy Walston & The Business and The Walkmen, to name a few.
Beginning his career working in live sound in Seattle, Washington, Ek moved on to recording and producing demos for local acts in the ’90s. His mainstream breakthrough came when he produced Built To Spill’s second album There’s Nothing Wrong with Love (Up Records). He would become a first call producer and mixer in the Pacific Northwest, and many of legendary label Sub Pop’s most successful albums bear his name, including multiple records with the Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, and The Shins. Ek also helped develop Seattle luminaries Modest Mouse, working on many recordings in their formative years and helping shepherd them from a local indie band to a major label success story. His discography quickly extended beyond the area, tapped by a who’s who of indie rock beginning in the early 2000s. Ek produced critical darlings The Walkmen’s Heaven, a record that would spark future solo work with band member Walter Martin, and saw commercial success with Grouplove’s Big Mess (Canvasback/Atlantic). As a mixer, his credits range from Father John Misty to Manchester Orchestra and Boy & Bear, in addition to records he’s also produced.
Ek recently produced and engineered Bear’s Den’s So That You Might Hear (Rounder), produced and engineered Wilderado’s Favors (National Anthem), and produced, engineered and mixed several songs on Vance Joy’s Nation of Two (Atlantic). Phil Ek is based in Seattle but frequently travels internationally to record artists around the world. For professional enquiries and more, please contact Jerimaya Grabher.